Maple Bacon French Toast Cupcakes

Moist cinnamon-maple cupcakes, topped off with maple cream cheese frosting, bacon crumbles and a drizzle of pure maple syrup. Now you can have breakfast for dessert too!

Moist maple bacon French toast cupcakes with maple cream cheese frosting recipe from @bakedbyrachel

When I was visiting Julie over the weekend, we did two different cupcake tastings. It’s become a tradition to find sweet treats and sample them together. Not even just on our own excursions but with good friends. It’s a fun way to sample a variety of flavors without feeling super guilty. Plus, it’s fun to critique them and declare a winner or at least favorite. Though, sometimes there’s a tie and an obvious loser.

No cupcakes are created equal. Some are obviously more moister than others or packed with more amazing flavors and sometimes even surprises. Oh the surprise fillings always kill me… in a good way. You slice in and find something unexpected and totally delicious. Always a win!

Moist maple bacon French toast cupcakes with maple cream cheese frosting recipe from @bakedbyrachel

On one of our recent cupcake tastings, we got to try a French toast cupcake. So, this is inspired after that. It was one of my favorite flavors of the weekend and definitely had to be recreated.

A moist cinnamon-maple cupcake, topped off with smooth maple cream cheese frosting, salty bacon crumbles and for the finishing touch… a drizzle of pure maple syrup. It’s a cupcake not to miss and a fun way to enjoy breakfast even for dessert!

Even better, this recipe makes just 7 cupcakes. So, you won’t have a lot sitting around taunting you. And, it’s super easy to increase if you want to make more for a gathering!

Be sure to add these fun and flavorful maple bacon French toast cupcakes to your baking plans!

Moist maple bacon French toast cupcakes with maple cream cheese frosting recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Maple Bacon French Toast Cupcakes

Moist cinnamon-maple cupcakes, topped off with maple cream cheese frosting, bacon crumbles and a drizzle of pure maple syrup.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cupcake
Servings: 7 cupcakes

Ingredients

Cupcake:

  • 1/2 C granulated sugar
  • 1/4 C unsalted butter softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 C all purpose flour
  • 1/3 C milk

Frosting:

  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 2 C powdered sugar

Additional ingredients:

  • 2-3 slices bacon
  • pure maple syrup

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a cupcake tin with 7 liners.
  • In a large bowl or stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in egg, maple syrup and vanilla. Scrape bowl as needed. Add dry ingredients, mixing until combined. With mixer running on low, slowly drizzle in milk, mixing until all ingredients are incorporated well and no streaks remain.
  • Divide between prepared liners, using a large cookie scoop.
  • Bake for 20-22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  • Prepare bacon as desired. If baking, increase oven temperature to 400°F. Line a small baking pan with foil. Bake bacon for 12-15 minutes. Drain on paper towels and chop into small pieces.
  • In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat together cream cheese and butter, followed by maple syrup. Add 1/2 cup powdered sugar at a time to cream cheese mixer. Beat until smooth and piping consistency is reached. Transfer to a large piping bag, fit with a piping tip.
  • Frost cupcakes. Top off with bacon. When ready to serve, drizzle lightly with maple syrup.

Notes

An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

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